Noise at Work Training - Competent Persons Course

Learn how to comply with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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Residential:
Cost Per Person: £975.00 (£1170.00 inc VAT)

On-Site:
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Course Length: 3 days

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On this Noise at Work Assessments Training Course you will learn all of the requirements of complying with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Our highly experienced and qualified tutors will cover all current legislation and standards, a large practical session of using sound level meters, analysing your measured data, understanding noise and it’s effects on humans and principles of acoustics.

Who Should Attend this Noise at Work Training?

Any organisation where noise is an issue should have a competent person for Noise at Work Risk Assessments. This person may be a professional safety officer, a works manager or simply someone who has been given the responsibility for it. The course forms an ideal follow up to a NEBOSH diploma or can be simply stand-alone.

If you’re unsure whether this course is suitable for you, you can download Module 1 for free.

Aims and Objectives of this Noise at Work Training

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations, giving you the knowledge and skills to be classed as "competent" to carry out Noise at Work Risk Assessments. The subjects covered vary from the principles of acoustics to the identification and management of noise problems. Practical elements are included to help you with the task of reducing noise exposure in the workplace.

  • To ensure that you have an understanding of the principles of acoustics
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of noise on people
  • To give you and insight into instrumentation and practical noise monitoring
  • To develop in-depth knowledge of Noise at Work Legislation
  • To provide you with an insight into the principles of noise control
  • To ensure you can prepare a report to satisfy HSE requirements

Noise at Work Training Course Overview

The course consists of 3 modules, which are structured in the following way.

Module 1 Distance Learning Pack

Module 1 is designed to guide you through the basic principles of acoustics incorporating the concepts of sound pressure level, including notation and units used. The format of Module 1 is an hour long webinar, giving you the flexibility to study as and when you want. The work in Module 1 gives you a good foundation and should be attempted before attending Module 2.

You can download Module 1 for free here.

Module 2 Three Day Seminar

The syllabus for module 2 will include major topics incorporating acoustic theory, noise at work measurement parameters, noise reduction techniques, Legislation and standards, instrumentation and measurement. There is also a heavy practical element of the course to familiarise you with the techniques of measurement in the workplace and the fundamental operation of instruments.

Module 3 Noise at Work Risk Assessment Report

This can either be produced using results from measurements taken during module 2 or can be a project of your choice, which involves the production of a noise at work risk assessment report. This report is the basis of certification for the course and is marked by your tutor. On successful completion, a certificate of competence will be issued.

What will you achieve?

Successful completion of the three modules will result in the awarding of a 3 Year Certificate of Competency, giving you the evidence you need to prove your suitability for performing assessments in the workplace.

"Fantastic course! Really enjoyed it, looking forward to attending further courses with the Castle Group. Thank you all."
Amylee Davies, BPI Recycled Products - 16th Sep 2014

"I found the course to be very interesting and relevant to the subject. I feel I have received enough information to be able to go into my workplace and provide ‘'Sound'' advice on noise related issues. I am happy the course has provided me enough information, documentation and knowledge to be able to carry out Competent noise assessments within the workplace. A big - Thank You to the team."
Nikki Kirby, Cranswick Country Foods - 13th May 2014

"An informative and creative interactive course. The course instructor ensured the topics were well covered and presented, lots of practical use of the noise measurement equipment. Overall, the venue was fantastic which contributed in balancing an often complex subject with relaxation in readiness for the next day's teaching. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course."
Ian Snowdon, Reckitt Benckiser - 22nd May 2012

"A good course that was informative, giving me an understanding and application of Noise Measurements in the workplace."
Richard Milsom, First Great Western - 10th Jan 2012

"Well delivered, in a format which was easy to understand."
Gavin Prothero, Coast and Country Housing - 28th Nov 2017

"This is the second Noise at Work course I have attended in 10 years. Very interesting and comprehensive"
Martyn Willis, Port of Tyne - 3rd Dec 2015

"Good and interesting lectures worth the long travel (Philippines to UK)."
Rodofo de la Cruz, Ear Diagnostics - 16th Jul 2013

"Excellent Course and Facilities. Instructor extremely knowledgeable and approachable with fantastic style at delivery"
Pete Allman, Humberside Fire and Rescue - 3rd Dec 2015

"Good course well presented."
Michael Bromley, Essentra - 15th Jul 2014

"Great location, friendly relaxed atmosphere' sensible workload. All of these contributed to a pleasurable course."
Wosciech Kromaliaci, Serco Ltd - 28th Mar 2017

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